Coup de Grace
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BETA PHOTO: Coup de Grace, Tahquitz Rock, North Face
Nuts, small to medium cams, draws.
Route begins down and right of the start of Grace Slick. Climb a crack that starts at the base of the slab/pillar, at it's end step left up to a bolt, two more bolts (crux) lead to a belay at the top of the slab/pillar. (Note: You can bypass the first crux pitch by climbing the easy 4/5th class left end of the "pillar", makes the route 5.9). Second pitch climbs straight over small roof then move up and left (bolts) to a right facing dihedral formed by the Grace Slick slab. Climb up to then out over the dihedral at a roof onto the Grace Slick slab following cracks and other features (gear) to a two bolt belay. Climb straight up the right margin of the slab (bolts) to a belay in a corner at a small pine. Step left up onto the slab above following four more bolts sraight up to a final two bolt belay. Rap the route (60M single or two ropes). Lot of fun! (It might even be a 3 star route).
|Comments on Coup de Grace
|By Eric Foltz|
Jun 7, 2010
This route will clean up nicely once it gets a little traffic. It will probably end up getting a little easier (10a) once the loose grain and lichen get worn off the first pitch.
Route can be done as two pitches with a 60m rope.
It is also much easier to rap using two ropes. Two ropes will allow you to rap from bolted rap stations without having to use the tied off bushes.